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Occurred : 7/20/2010 21:42 (Entered as : 07/20/2010 21:42)
Reported: 7/20/2010 8:13:20 PM 20:13
Posted: 7/28/2010
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:35-45 seconds
Extra Star (What it looked like.) on the handle portion of the Big Dipper - Stationary then moved in a northerly direction.

While taking my dogs out in the backyard this evening I noticed an extra "star" in the handle of the big dipper. At first, I thought was seeing things. I readjusted my glasses and took another look. This time, I confirmed an extra "star" in the handle. Upon inspection, I was startled to see it suddenly move in a northerly direction. After watching this "star" move for approximately 10-15 seconds it disappeared. I have lived in the Chicagoland area all my life and am very familiar with the air traffic patterns. I believe this was not an airplane nor satellite. My refence to the "star" is exactly what it looked like. I have no other description to offer. Thank you.